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    right to be rerouted when delay expected >1 hour

    I once visited the US on a tour group, the flights were with American Airlines but they messed up and we missed our flight from Boston to Gatwick. They managed to get ten of us, myself included, onto a Virgin flight and the rest had to spend the night in the airport before flying home the...
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    Help Regarding Unpaid Penalty Fare

    I only asked her to do so for peace of mind just in case there were any issues.
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    Help Regarding Unpaid Penalty Fare

    Last season I booked an advance on Southern for the journey home after our away game at Portsmouth. Arrived at Fratton after the match to find my train cancelled. A staff member was advising people which trains to take, when I asked her to endorse my ticket she refused on the grounds that I was...
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    Elizabeth line ticketing

    I knew about the Heathrow Connect premium but hadn’t thought/realised about it applying to the Elizabeth Line. I’d done parkrun at Bedfont this week and decided on a whim to get an Elizabeth Line ride out of the way on the way home. Went for breakfast at the Orchard Cafe on the A30 then jogged...
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    Elizabeth line ticketing

    Ah, okay, thanks for explaining. It’s just that I was over near Heathrow this morning and decided to take my first ride on the line….don’t think I’ll be using the Heathrow branch much in future then…
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    Elizabeth line ticketing

    I’m not disputing its right, I just want to know why it’s so high! Lizzie line is meant to be National Rail, is it not, since when was a zone 6-zone1-zone 5 NR journey £13.30??
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    Elizabeth line ticketing

    So, todays travel: Bus journey x 1, £1.65 Touch in at Heathrow Terminal 5 rail station, Elizabeth line to Paddington, touch out. Touch back in, Paddington-Farringdon on Elizabeth line, then walk to Thameslink platform and train to East Croydon, without touching out and back in at...
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    Daily refuns of non-travel by season tickets during strike days

    If the train had already been showing as cancelled when I arrived at the station then I wouldn’t have bought a ticket and would have gone straight off to one of the other local parkruns. That would be choosing not to travel. On the other hand I bought my ticket before the disruption became...
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    Daily refuns of non-travel by season tickets during strike days

    How so? My intended journey was Newcastle to Chester-le-street. Train was cancelled. In my view I’ve still abandoned the journey.
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    Daily refuns of non-travel by season tickets during strike days

    But it does help if railway staff know the difference between delay repay and abandoned journeys. It was a Saturday morning at Newcastle, I was aiming to do the parkrun at Chester-le-street. Train was 8:10 and showing as on time. Bought my ticket, then the “expected” time began slipping back...
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    Secrets Of The London Underground.

    I’ve really enjoyed the last two episodes focussing on London Bridge and Kings X as I use both stations regularly and I’ve learnt a hell of a lot about them from these two shows, some of which has helped to explain a few things that I’d always wondered about.
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    Kings Cross Thameslink tube entrance closed in 2020

    I didn’t think it was as long ago as 2007 that the station closed at first but then I always remember an argument I had with a staff member at East Croydon when PAYG was first introduced on national rail, I was going to St Pancras International and argued over having to pay extra to go via...
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    Trivia: Furthest station away from their intended destination that you have seen someone accidentally end up at.

    Posted in other forums on the board, we were heading back to London from a Sunderland home game when a couple of Scottish lads in Man City colours boarded at York and argued that we were in their reserved seats. After a bit of discussion the consensus was that the seats had been double booked...
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    Re-installing windows 10

    Computeractive magazine recommends dumping CCleaner and using bleachbit instead.
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    Secrets Of The London Underground.

    Deleted, double posted In error
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    Secrets Of The London Underground.

    Strange to think of a tube station being called “Post Office”…..I noticed “British museum” on the original central line map, looking it up I see that’s been closed almost ninety years now. I note it was also used as military offices but not mentioned alongside Brompton Road, but then you can’t...
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    Phone speaker noise on trains - have we given up completely?

    Apologies if off topic, but a while back I was in my local library when my phone rang. I answered and immediately moved to a corner of the room where I tried to speak quietly, but was approached by a staff member and asked to take the call in the stairwell between floors. I apologised and...
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    Letter requiring mitigating circumstances.

    So all the school kids who come in the shop where I work twice a day ( before and after school) buying pastries, doughnuts, sweets and fizzy pop are using their parents cards then??
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    Oyster Issue - two incomplete journeys due to one delayed train.

    It stops people from riding around the system for hours on end and only paying one fare.
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    Secrets Of The London Underground.

    Enjoyed that episode as well. I commented during series 1 that I found Siddys accent irritating, but somehow it was a lot more bearable this time.

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